If you're running a modern, touch-capable web browser such as IE11, you'll want to pass this new collaboration on to the kids in your life. And, actually, I'm finding that I, too, am enjoying this as much as the kids do.

Microsoft has partnered with NORAD to provide a completely interactive web site, preparing kids of all ages for that special evening when Santa's sleigh barrels around the world to bring joy to every boy and girl.

The site offers the usual Santa tracking, but also helps build the Christmas spirit through daily games, movies, music, and more.

Try it out and pass it along: http://www.noradsanta.org/